Here is the step by step on how to make homemade Galunggong (Mackerel) Sardines . You can also use Bangus or Tamban Fish if desired.
2 lbs mackerel, cleaned and pat dry
1 large carrot, cut round
6 pcs sweet pickles, cut in halves
6 pcs bay leaves
1 teaspoon whole pepper corn
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup tomato sauce
3 cups water
Sugar, salt and ground black pepper to taste
Chili powder (optional) to taste
Pour olive oil and arrange the fish in the pressure cooker.
Top the fish with the peppercorns, pickles, carrots and bay leaves.
Using a deep bowl mix tomato sauce, water, salt, sugar and ground pepper.
Pour the mixture to cover the fish.
Sprinkle some chile powder if desired.
Cover pressure cooker and bring to a boil until steam flows out of the vent.
Allow it to cook for at least an hour in low heat.
Check after 30 minutes making sure you are not over cooking your sardines.
Allow to cool before opening the pressure cooker, transfer the cooked sardines in a serving dish and serve hot.
Happy Cooking and Enjoy Eating!